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Headwaters is a space to highlight and celebrate the amazing contributions of SFS student members. Fellow students and professionals alike can now get to know the research, outreach, and mentoring that students are doing within their labs, institutions, and the society. Material supplemental to some posts can also be found on the SFS Student Resource Committee instagram through our Instagram Takeovers!

Issue #4- Gretchen Wichman

Monday, February 8, 2021
James Guinnip

It’s a pleasure to introduce the first undergraduate researcher featured on the Headwaters blog! Gretchen Wichman is a wundergrad at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB), where she has been a member of Dr. John Olson’s Watershed Environments and Ecology Lab for the past three years. Dr.

Issue #3- Caitlin Bloomer

Monday, December 7, 2020
Lauren Wisbrock

We end this year's Headwaters Highlights with the wonderful Caitlin Claire Bloomer (she/her). She is currently a second year MSc. student in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) with Dr. Chris Taylor, and a proud member of Crustacean Nation!

Caitlin shared with us about her road to graduate school and the research that she’s working on:


Issue #2- Isabelle Andersen

Monday, November 9, 2020
Lauren Wisbrock

This month’s Headwaters Highlight is the brilliant Isabelle Andersen (she/her/hers). She’s currently a first year PhD student working with Dr. Thad Scott at Baylor University.

Isabelle shared with us about how she became drawn to freshwater ecology research and about the work she’s doing now on algal blooms:

Issue #1- Lauren Banks

Monday, October 5, 2020
Lauren Wisbrock

We’re so excited to present to you the first of many student highlights through the Headwaters blog! Today we are highlighting the wonderful Lauren Banks (she/her/hers). She’s currently a second year PhD candidate working with Dr. Adam G. Yates at the University of Waterloo.

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